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Dr. Mahmood Amani

Dr. Mahmood Amani

Associate Professor

Office Number: 204L
Office Phone: +974.4423.0119


Interest Areas​

Mahmood Amani, the Petroleum Engineering Program Coordinator at Texas A&M University at Qatar, has broad experience in both industry and academia. He holds 2 U.S. Patents.

• Drilling
• Production

Education

  • ​Doctor of Philosophy, Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1997

  • Master of Science, Natural Gas Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1988

  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Wichita State University, 1986

Experience

  • Associate Professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2005-present

  • Petroleum Engineering Program Coordinator, Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2005 - 2008

Honors

  • Tau Beta Pi, The Engineering Honor Society, membership as "Eminent Engineers"

  •  Pi Epsilon Tau, Petroleum Engineering Honor Society

  • Pi Tau Sigma, National Honorary Mechanical Engineering Fraternity

Publications

  • Kanjirakat Anoop, Reza Sadr, Rommel Yarc, Mahmood Amani; "High-Pressure Rheology of Aluminia-Silicone Oil Nanofluids, doi:10.1016/j.powtec.2016.07.040 Journal of Powder Technology, Vol. 301, pp. 1025-1031, July 2016. 

  • Mahmood Amani, Salem Al-Juhani, Mohammed Al-Jubouri*, Rommel Yrac, Abdullah Taha*; "Application of Ultrasonic Waves for Degassing of Drilling Fluids and Crude Oils", DOI: 10.3968/8525, ISSN: 1925-5438, "Journal of Advances in Petroleum Engineering Development" (APED), Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 21-30, June 30, 2016.

  • Mahmood Amani, Albertus Retnanto, Rommel Yrac, Salem Shehada, Mohammad H. Ghamary*, Mohammad H. M. Khorasani*, Mohamed Abu Ghazaleh*, "Effect of Salinity on the Viscosity of Water Based Drilling Fluids at Elevated Pressures and Temperatures", International Journal of Engineering and Applied Science (EAAS), ISSN2305-8269, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 30-52, November, 2015. 

  • Testi Sherif, Ramadan Ahmed, Subhash Shah, Mahmood Amani, "Rheological Behavior of Oil-Based Drilling Foams", DOI:10.1016/j.jngse.2015.07.022, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, Vol. 26, pages 873-882, September 2015. 

  • F. Zhu, A Bicer, R. Askar, J. Bounds, A. A. Kolomenskii, V. Kelessidis, M. Amani and H. A. Schuessler, "Mid-infrared Dual Frequency Comb Spectroscopy based on Fiber Lasers for the Detection of Methane in Ambient Air",  DOI: 10.1088/1612-2011/12/9/095701, Journal of Laser Physics Letters, Vol. 12, No. 9, August 5, 2015. 

  • Mahmood Amani, Rommel Yrac, Salem Shehada, Dawood Hjeij*, Ahmad Amra*, Ahmed Abdul Rauf*, Jana Mahfouz*, "Experimental Investigation of Permeability and Fluid Loss Properties of Water Based Drilling Fluids under High Temperature-High Pressure Conditions" Journal of "Advances in Petroleum Engineering Development", DOI:10.3968/7139, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2015, pp. 25-33, June 30, 2015 

  • Mahmood Amani and Nguyen T. Nguyen*, "An Overview of Methods to Mitigate Condensate Banking in Retrograde Gas Reservoirs", Journal of "Advances in Petroleum Engineering Development", ISSN 1925- 5438, DOI:10.3968/7023, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2015, pp. 1-6, June 30, 2015 

  • Arash Shadravan*, Jerome Schubert, Mahmood Amani, Catalin Teodoriu; "Utilizing Fatigue Failure Envelope for Cement Sheath Integrity Evaluation" , SPE Drilling & Completion Journal, ISSN 1064-6671,  DOI: 10.2118/168321-PA, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 68-75, March 2015. 

  • Kanjirakat Anoop, Reza Sadr, Mohammed Al-Jubouri*, Mahmood Amani, "Rheology of Mineral Oil- SiO2 Nanofluids at High Pressure and High Temperatures", International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Volume 77, Pages 108-115, 2014. 

  • Catalin Teodoriu, Mahmood Amani, Zhaoguang Yuan*, Jerome Schubert, Christian Kosinowski*, "Investigation of the Mechanical Properties of Class G Cement and their Effect on Well Integrity", "International Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences", ISSN 2305-8269, Vol. 3, No.2, April 2013, pp. 1-7. 

  • Prisca Salim, Mahmood Amani, "Principal Points in Cementing Geothermal Wells",  "Journal of Advances in Petroleum Engineering Development", DOI: 10.3968/j.aped.1925543820130501.1145, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2013, pp. 77-91. 

  • Catalin Teodoriu, Christian Kosinowski*, Mahmood Amani, Jerome Schubert, Arash Shadravan*, "Wellbore Integrity and Cement Failure at HPHT Conditions", "International Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences", ISSN 2305-8269, Vol. 2, No.2, pp. 1-13, February 2013. 

  • Prisca Salim, Mahmood Amani, "Special Considerations in Cementing High Pressure / High Temperature Wells", "International Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences", ISSN 2305-8269, Vol. 1, No.4, pp. 120-146, January 2013. 

  • Mahmood Amani, Mohammed Al-Jubouri*, Arash Shadravan*, "Comparative Study of Using Oil-Based Mud versus Water-Based Mud in HPHT Fields", Journal of "Advances in Petroleum Exploration and Development", DOI: 10.3968/j.aped.1925543820120402.987, Vol.4 No.2, 2012, pp. 18-27. 

  • Khaled Hassiba* , Mahmood Amani ; "The Effect of Salinity on the Rheological Properties of Water Based Mud under High Pressures and High Temperatures for Drilling Offshore and Deep Wells" , Journal of Earth Science Research,  ISSN 1927-0542, E-ISSN 1927-0550, DOI:10.5539/esr.v2n1p175,  Vol. 2, No. 1, 2013, pp. 175-186. 

  • F. Crespo, R. Ahmed, M. Enfis, A. Saasen, M. Amani, "Surge and Swab Pressure Predictions for Yield-Power-Law Drilling Fluids", SPE Drilling & Completion Journal, ISSN  1064-6671, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/138938-PA, Volume 27, Number 4, pp. 574-585, December 2012. 

  • Mahmood Amani, Mohammed Al-Jubouri*, "The Effect of High Pressures and High Temperatures on the Properties of Water Based Drilling Fluids", ISSN 1923-8460 [PRINT], ISSN 1923-8479 [ONLINE], Journal of "Energy Science and Technology", DOI: 10.3968/j.est.1923847920120401.256, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2012, pp 27-33. 

  • Mahmood Amani, "The Rheological Properties of Oil-Based Mud under High Pressure and High Temperature Conditions", ISSN 1925-542X [PRINT], ISSN 1925-5438 [ONLINE], Journal of "Advances in Petroleum Exploration and Development", DOI: 10.3968/j.aped.1925543820120302.359, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2012, pp. 21-30. 

  • Jagannath Srivatsan*, Mahmood Amani, "Feasibility Study of Using Excess Heat from GTL Process for Seawater Desalination", ISSN 1927-0569, E-ISSN 1927-0577, Journal of "Energy and Environment Research", DOI:10.5539/eer.v2n1p182, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2012, pp. 182-194.

  • Iman Najafi*, Mahmood Amani,  "Asphaltene Flocculation Inhibition with Ultrasonic Wave Radiation: A Detailed Experimental Study of the Governing Mechanisms", ISSN 1925-542X [PRINT], ISSN 1925-5438 [ONLINE], Journal of "Advances in Petroleum Exploration and Development", Vol. 2, No. 2, 2011, pp. 32-36, DOI:10.3968/ j.aped.1925543820110202.108  

  • Raffie Hosein, Richard A. Dawe, Mahmood Amani, Peng-Robinson Equation of State Predictions for Gas Condensate Before and After Lumping, ISSN:1925-5438 [Online], ISSN:1925-542X [Print], DOI:10.3968/j.aped.1925543820110202.105, Journal of Advances in Petroleum Exploration and Development, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2011, pp. 41-46, December 2011.               

  • Paknejad, Amir*; Schubert, Jerome; Teodoriu, Catalin; Amani, Mahmood; "Sensitivity Analysis of Key Parameters in Foam Drilling Operations", Romanian Journal of Petroleum, Volume 15, Number 1, Pages 79 - 82, June 2008. 

  • Amani, M. and Juvkam-Wold, H.C.:  "An Alternative Dewatering System for Coalbed Methane Wells" (Synopsis), Journal of Petroleum Technology (August 1996). 

  • Mahmood Amani, Dawood Hjeij*,  "A Comprehensive Review of Corrosion Inhibition Methods in the Oil and Gas Industry", DOI: 10.2118/175337-MS, paper number SPE-175337-MS presented at the 2015 SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, Kuwait, 11-14 October 2015.               

  • Arash Shadravan, Mahmood Amani, "A Decade of Self-Sealing Cement Technology Application to Ensure Long-term Well Integrity", paper number SPE-175237-MS presented at the 2015 SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, Kuwait, 11-14 October 2015. 

  • Arash Shadravan*, Jerome Schubert, Mahmood Amani, Catalin Teodoriu; "HPHT Cement Sheath Integrity Evaluation Method for Unconventional Wells", paper SPE 168321 presented at the SPE International Conference on Health, Safety and Environment held in Long Beach, California, USA, 17-19 March 2014. 

  • Arash Shadravan*, Mahmood Amani ; " HPHT 101: What Every Engineer or Geoscientist Should Know about High Pressure High Temperature Wells ", paper SPE 163376 presented at Kuwait International Petroleum Conference and Exhibition, Kuwait, December 10-12, 2012.